CLIVAR/IOC-GOOS Indian Ocean Region Panel

About Us

Participants of the 11th Session of the CLIVAR/IOC-GOOS Indian Ocean Panel 

Participants of the 11th Session of the CLIVAR/IOC-GOOS Indian Ocean Panel

The CLIVAR/GOOS Indian Ocean Panel provides scientific and technical oversight for implementation of the sustained ocean observing system for the Indian Ocean and coordinates research on the role of the Indian Ocean on the climate system.

Terms of Reference

1. Provide scientific and technical oversight for a sustained ocean observing system for the Indian Ocean and Indonesian Throughflow in order to provide ocean observations needed for climate variability research, and to underpin operational ocean applications and services relevant to the region, particularly with regard to ocean-state estimation and climate prediction.

2. Develop, coordinate, and implement a plan for a sustained ocean observing system for the Indian Ocean, to: (a) meet the common requirement of CLIVAR research themes and regional initiatives, particularly those identified by AAMP and VACS and the CLIVAR modelling panels; (b) satisfy the common requirements of GOOS and its modules; and (c) coordinate implementation activities in collaboration with relevant regional and global bodies and IOGOOS and JCOMM in particular.

3. Liaise with relevant research panels of CLIVAR and implementation panels of GOOS and JCOMM and provide a focal point for coordination of ocean observing networks in the region.

4. Report to the CLIVAR SSG through its AAMP and to GOOS through the IOC Perth Office.

 

Resources & Publications

Indian Ocean Observing System (IndOOS)

CLIVAR, in collaboration with Indian Ocean GOOS and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, is working to design and implement an integrated observing system for the Indian Ocean, including a basin-wide mooring array.

Indonesia Throughflow Task Team (ITF-TT)

The overarching goal of the Indonesia Throughflow Task Team (ITF-TT) is to identify scientific gaps of ITF knowledge and develop an integrated strategy towards an internationally sustained ITF observing system.

Indian Panel Members

Name Role Institute Country
Jerome Vialard Co-Chair 2016 LOCEAN France
M. Ravichandran Co-Chair 2015 INCOIS India
Toshiaki Shinoda Member 2016 Texas A&M University USA
Lisa Beal Member 2016 University of Miami USA
Lin Liu Member 2016 First Insitute of Oceanography China
VSN Murty Member 2016 National Institute of Oceanography India
Helen Phillips Member 2016 University of Tasmania Australia
Tomoki Tozuka Member 2016 University of Tokyo Japan
Agus Atmadipoera Member 2017 Bogor Agricultural University Indonesia
Kawser Ahmed Member 2017 University of Dhaka Bangladesh
Ming Feng Member 2016 CSIRO Australia
Weiqing Han Member 2016 University of Colorado USA
Andreas Schiller Ex officio CSIRO Australia
Michael McPhaden Ex officio NOAA, PMEL USA

The ICPO contacts for the CLIVAR/IOC-GOOS Indian Ocean Region Panel are Lei Han and Rokkam Rao.